Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week we’re talking with Chris Grams, the head of marketing at open source subscription startup, Tidelift.
Tidelift offers a managed open source subscription to help companies manage and maintain their dependencies on open source projects. They’re also a sponsor of The New Stack and our partner on a survey we did earlier this year about how developers use open source to build applications in the workplace.
We spoke with Grams about how much time do developers spend handling maintenance and security issues related to unmaintained open source dependencies, what is preventing coders from using more open source components, and what the most important factors developers to consider when choosing a new open source project.
Then later in the show we’ll cover the top stories on The New Stack this week, including some of the highlights from the GitLab Commit event in Brooklyn this week. GitLab made its name with version control but is now looking to expand its rapidly-growing fleet of services to encompass all aspects of continuous integration/continuous deployment, from development tools to the verification process that code meets security and policy guidelines. Moreover, it sees this toolchain as potentially useful for not only developers but for project managers, line-of-business managers, executives, and even data scientists.
GitLab and Tidelift are sponsors of The New Stack.
Feature image: Fishtown Analytics’ Community Manager Claire Carroll (Left) and GitLab Analytics Data Engineer Emilie Schario discussing DataOps.